Why does the Scrum Team need Self-Organization?
via Scrum.org Blog by Khoa Doan Tien
To answer the question, let’s go through these two definitions of “Team” and “Self-Organization”.
What is a team?
A team is a group of people who work together, to finish a work or a destination. Somehow, it is a natural need, when the individuals feel, they can’t handle their work alone.
What is Self-Organization?
The ability of the system or group can self-arrange/ self- manage the components or elements to inspect, adapt to the circumstances they are facing by themselves.
Self-Organization is not something new or created by a human being. It’s formed and emerged naturally along with way of life forms, exists, evolves: The activity of white blood cells (Leucocyte) in our bodies is a testament. They organize and operate independently of the brain, they test and adapt to the evolution of harmful bacteria and destroy it.
Like in Scrum guide:
“Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team.”